George Strait, The King of Country Music,
currently has 60 #1 hits in a single chart format, more than any other recording artist including all genres of music. He has sold more than 70 million records, garnering him 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums resulting in the most RIAA platinum certification in country music, and the third in all genres, behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley. With new release "Love Is Everything"George currently has 86 top ten hits. George is the first act to hit the top 10 on Billboard for 32 straight years.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
George Strait has topped a new list of country giants from the past 25 years.
The singer beat Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson and Tim McGraw to the number one spot on Billboard's list of the top 25 country music artists of the past 25 years.
The 2006 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee has landed 45 tunes atop the Hot Country Songs chart - the most by any artist in the countdown's 64-year history. Only Eddy Arnold has scored more top 10 records - with 92.
Strait is the only artist in Billboard's history to achieve top 10 singles in 32 consecutive years, from 1981 to 2013. The Top County Artists ranking is based on performance on the weekly Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts.
Mr. Strait continues to set records and show the young guns how it's done, by being himself, and always with class.